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Meet Author Lisa Ireland at Cowra Library

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix


Join the Cowra Library when author Lisa Ireland launches her latest book The One and Only Dolly Jamieson. The book is described as a compelling feel-good novel featuring a proud and gutsy heroine with a truly unbreakable spirit. This free event will be held on Friday 17 February at 10.30am and is supported by Collins Booksellers.

Local author Kelly Rimmer said “from the glamour of Broadway in the 1960s to the realities of life for the unhoused to-day, this is a riveting and heartbreaking story of friendship, second chances and hope.”

Author Lisa Ireland was inspired to write the novel due to the shocking rise in the number of homeless women over 60 and a chance meeting with a homeless woman one evening.

“One night, while I was waiting outside a grocery store for my husband, I struck up a conversation with a homeless woman about the book she was reading.

“When my husband returned, the woman thanked me for talking to her. She said most people didn’t even make eye contact, let alone take the time to chat, and that she appreciated the opportunity to feel normal for a little while.”

‘Afterwards, I couldn’t stop thinking about her words. I tried to imagine what it would be like to go through life feeling invisible... I knew that this was a topic I needed to explore further.”

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